Medicine: Insulin for Insanity

About 50% of the inmates of U. S. insane asylums are there on account of a deteriorated mental-emotional condition variously called dementia praecox, schizophrenia or split personality. Therefore the presence in Manhattan last week of a young Vienna psychiatrist, who cures such disoriented wits by means of insulin, created great stir among doctors, great hopes among relatives of schizophrenics.

Called dementia praecox because it strikes most victims between the "precocious" ages of 18 and 35, called schizophrenia because it reveals a split between the emotional and intellectual activities of the victim,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!